Mentoring Programs for Technical Women

In the May 2016 report “First Mentors – What We Learned”, Mentoring Standard found that five of the most popular formal programs named by mentors were solely for girls and women: Technovation TechWomen Lean In Girl Scouts Cherie Blair Foundation 51% of the 72 mentors in 17 countries reported being in one or more of these five…

Professional Associations for Technical Women

Associations of particular interest and value to TechWomen participants have a strong focus on four linked aspects of our community: Global Professional STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Women Five of the most notable and effective such associations: Association for Computing Machinery – Women: ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivering resources that advance…

Starting a Local Mentoring Program

Many TechWomen Fellows are inspired to create a local mentoring program for women and girls when they return home to Africa, the Middle East, or Central Asia after the Silicon Valley program. Here are some resources that will help – from Katy Dickinson‘s company, Mentoring Standard: 9 Questions Before Starting a Mentoring Program Benefits of…

Best Mentoring Practices Panel – for Women’s Day

On 10 March 2016, the TechWomen Alumnae Council and Ericsson’s Women in Leadership presented a panel on Best Mentoring Practices in the Silicon Valley (in San Jose) California to celebrate International Women’s Day. Audrey Simpson (TechWomen Alumnae Council Co-Chair) hosted the event. The video is available for public viewing. Introductions to Ericsson and Mentoring were…

Discussion: Supporting TechWomen Fellows in Conflict Zones

One of the scheduled topics on 12 February 2016 during the TechWomen Jordan Delegation’s Unconference at the Dead Sea was called “Supporting TechWomen Fellows in Conflict Zones”.  Katy Dickinson (TechWomen Mentor, Founder, Mentoring Standard, member of the TechWomen Alumnae Council) chaired the discussion. The group of nine TechWomen Fellows, Mentors, and supporters from the Middle East and…